SURELY SOME REVELATION is at hand, for Google is sending out invitations to an Android event in which it promises to show off the release of Android 3.0, Honeycomb, its tablet specific mobile operating system (OS).
Apologies to WB Yeats, because this is the first coming of such an operating system from Google, not the second, and will see it offer an OS that is purposefully designed to work on tablet computers, unlike its smartphone versions.
The INQUIRER is not invited to the event, which we are told will occur at 9pm PST on Wednesday, 2 February, and will be streamed live through the Android Youtube video channel.
Apple has a vice-like grip on the tablet market currently, despite firms like Samsung trumpeting their sales of Android devices. The Google OS is growing in use, however, and an operating system designed specifically for use on tablets will no doubt work in its favour.
Google's Youtube channel is already showing a sneak preview of the OS, which is so sneaky it has only had 1,673,114 views when we looked.
The video shows a nifty OS that predictably offers easy access to Google's main apps and brands, including Gmail and chat along with Youtube itself and 3D Maps, as well as showing off its capabilities as a web browser and ebook reader and apps store access device.
The video, which has a terrible toodley soundtrack is, perhaps mercifully, short, which leaves us to ask what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Youtube to be born this Wednesday. µ
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